Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm a Pear Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear this Weekend

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I'm a Pear Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear this Weekend

Pear body types, it's sweater season. Here's how to pull of the cozy Fall staple for the weekend in 5 steps. What? Yea, we said 5:

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sources: 1 Isabel Marant for H&M Femme Cardigans et Pulls (www.hm.com), 2 Paige Hoxton high-rise skinny jeans (www.net-a-porter.com), 3 Ash Janet Wedge Ankle Boot  (www.my-wardrobe.com), 4 MS by Martine Sitbon Navy Side Pocket Clutch (www.oaknyc.com), 5 Isabel Marant for H&M Bracelet (www.hm.com)

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The top: Pear body types can bring tons of drama to the top half of any fashion equation whether it's via some serious statement jewelry or just a printed sweater like the one featured in this look. Bringing the attention above the waist is good for balancing out those Pear proportions.

The bottom: Keep it clean, streamlined, dark-wash and super simple when it comes to what you're wearing on the bottom. If the wash on these skinny jeans had more fading at the thigh, they would be out of the look.

The rest: The rest of the look is simple. The bangle adds a little something to it, as jewelry has a magical way of doing. Plus, it's super inexpensive so why not go for some extra detail and make the look your own? We could have gone with a more basic neutral when it came to the bag, but instead, we decided to opt for a navy suede number you can use if you're packing light for brunch or late afternoon cocktails. Throw in a medium leather tote if you need something a bit bigger to carry around the proverbial, 'everything but the kitchen sink,' that qualifies as your everyday necessities. The boot is perfect. If you're going to go with an ankle boot, it needs to have some originality to it, or the overall look and feel is thrown off. You could opt for something less western and go for a fold-over ankle boot, but in general, the goal with the boot is to make sure it isn't flush to the leg above the ankle. There should be a little volume at the ankle whether it's due to fit or just construction. You want to balance out the skinny leg with something so your hips aren't over-accentuated. Mind you, with that sweater on top, this shouldn't be an issue.

The ONE thing you need to know: Pear body types, make sure you keep the wash on the jean dark. Deviate slightly with minor embellishments, but in general, you want to keep it simple. The dark wash also slides right into the dark ankle boot so your vertical eye-line isn't cut off. Say it with us: elongate, elongate, elongate. Ok good, well done, time for the next look!

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Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm a Pear Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear this Weekend

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sources: 1 French Connection Lorelai Lace Top (www.usa.frenchconnection.com), 2 VELVET Ruby Army Jacket (www.shopbop.com), 3 J Brand 835 cropped mid-rise skinny jeans (www.net-a-porter.com), 4 ASOS Tumbled Leather Shopper With Panel detail (www.forever21.com), 5 FOREVER 21 Standout D'Orsay Flats (www.us.asos.com), 6 Ray-Ban Polarized Wayfarer Sunglasses (www.net-a-porter.com), 7 Monica Vinader Baja set of two rose gold-plated rings (www.shopbop.com) 

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The lace detail on the top is on-point for Pear Body Types. You can bring the drama on the top half of the fashion equation every time as it balances out your proportions with your bottom half. The layer of the army jacket on top of the feminine lace is a mix of masculine/femme, but when it comes to working with your body types, this look shows you how you can layer up and stick with the idea of adding to your top half to balance out the bottom half. Keep in mind, it's not about adding bulk or extra volume, and definitely make sure tops don't fall past your hips.

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The super-saturated, dark wash skinny jean is one solid color and dark enough that it will streamline while keeping things casual. If you want to elongate further with the skinny jean, you can add a pump or heeled boot.

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The rest of the look is all about keeping accessories simple. You already have plenty going on with the top and the jacket, so keep the rest toned down. The d'orsay flat is a classic black, but with some subtle hardware on the straps. It's an easy way to add some interest to a basic black flat. The sunnies are a classic Ray Ban wayfarer, but you could always swap things out with an aviator silhouette. The ring and the tote bring the look into focus without distracting from anything.

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Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm a Pear Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear this Weekend.

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sources: 1 Helmut Lang Draped alpaca and linen-blend sweater (www.theoutnet.com), 2 Frame Denim Le Garcon mid-rise slim boyfriend jeans (www.matchesfashion.com), 3 Tory Burch Suede Reva Ballet Flat (www.toryburch.com), 4 Lulla Collection by Bindya 'Checkers' Infinity Scarf (www.nordstrom.com), 5 Christopher Kon Ellena Woven Satchel (www.shopbop.com), 6 Gorjana Aria Ring Set Of 3 (www.bloomingdales.com) 

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A loose cowl-neck is a great way to  add a little drama and bring the eye upward. The hem on this sweater drapes unevenly which should prevent it from falling too far below the waist and over the hips. If that happens, pass. Make sure the sweater hits slightly below the waist and not any longer The cowl neck is further exaggerated with the addition of a printed infinity scarf. Here's your chance to fold in some color on this Fall-centric look.

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The wash on this skinny jean is clean with very little distressing and no pockets popping out where you don't want them to, a key detail for Pear Body Types. Make sure the wash is medium to dark. You could also switch it up with a black wash.

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The navy suede ballet flat is another small way to add some subtle color while keeping everything pulled together. It's in those tiny details that you can make a look your own. A woven chocolate brown bag is neutral enough to work into almost any look, and this satchel is large enough to hold anything you'd need on the weekend. Finally, a few rings to add some hardware into the picture. Layer on more rings or bracelets to add more 'oomph.' With the scarf and cowl neck, a necklace and earring would just get covered up so you can leave them out.

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